GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala
Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.
The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.
The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), an Annapolis, MD based mobile communications company, has released the Defender9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) call handling solution. It is designed for public safety agencies and emergency service providers to respond more quickly and effectively to calls.
Pearl television stations, a partnership that includes eight of Florida’s leading television stations, are testing their emergency alert systems to include mobile digital TV devices such as mobile phones and tablets. The Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) will include alert banners, text messages, and videos to be sent to mobile device users in the event of emergency situations. Some of the Pearl stations include locations in Orlando and West Palm Beach such as WPTV-TV, WFLX-TV, WPBF-TV, and WESH-TV.
FreeWave Technologies unveils WavePoint secure wireless machine-to-machine platform for industry and government
Boulder, Colorado-based FreeWave Technologies, a provider of industrial-grade secure machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless networking solutions, has announced WavePoint, a versatile high speed wireless networking platform that securely communicates industrial data over long distances to enable M2M, broadband, and SCADA applications.
Glendale, CA-based Everbridge, a provider of unified critical communications, has partnered with NC4 to deliver Interactive Visibility: Threat View, an integrated threat assessment solution. Threat View combines the risk assessment intelligence of NC4 Risk Center with Everbridge’s Unified Critical Communication Suite and global reach, empowering organizations to respond to risks and improve resiliency.
Chesham, U.K.-based Axell Wireless, a provider of wireless cellular and public safety solutions for buildings and confined spaces, is supplying the public safety communications system for the new World Trade Center complex in New York, including One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the U.S. at 1776 feet and the fourth tallest in the world.
Nickerson PR, a Waltham, MA based PR firm, will offer a Public Safety Communications Training Series, a training program for public safety officials to communicate with the public more effectively. The Cambridge Police Department will host the first event on Friday, April 4, 2014.
"We look forward to being the first police department to host what I anticipate to be a very valuable communications training series," said Robert Haas, Cambridge police commissioner.
iBwave, a Montreal based indoor wireless solutions company, has become a charter member of the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC). The SBC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving building safety. It provides outreach and education to streamline communications infrastructure in buildings to allow first responders to act more effectively in emergency situations.